Getting Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth

Tooth Extraction

Your wisdom teeth are the four back molars that develop later than your other permanent teeth. They aren’t often seen until your late teens. If you’re over the age of 25 and your wisdom teeth have not erupted, they may be impacted inside your jawbone. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection, swelling, pain, and deterioration of your jawbone. Whether they’re detected in a routine imaging study, or you’re seeking dental care from a dentist in Detroit because of pain or swelling, the discovery of impacted wisdom teeth usually results in your dentist recommending surgical removal.

What Can You Expect During a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

A wisdom tooth extraction is usually an outpatient procedure. Before your appointment, your dental care expert will explain any necessary preparations, including what you can eat and drink, instructions for prescription medications, and dental care instructions for after the tooth extraction. Your dentist will administer either local or general anesthesia during the procedure. After the tooth extraction, your mouth will probably be numb for several hours, and you’ll be given medication for any post-operative pain. Call your dentist in Detroit if you experience severe pain, swelling, or excessive bleeding.

Do You Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

If you have unexplained swelling, pain, or pressure in your jaw, see an experienced, affordable dentist in Detroit to have your wisdom teeth evaluated. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon. A qualified, affordable dentist will explain the tooth extraction process so you’ll be prepared for the surgery, be aware of the risk of possible complications, and advised of the at-home dental care required.

Are There Potential Risks from a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Complications from a wisdom tooth extraction are rare in teens and young adults, but for those over 30, surgery can be more challenging, resulting in the possibility of dry socket, infection, and a weakening of the jawbone. In rare cases, nerve damage can cause a permanently altered sensation or numbness in the lower lip, tongue, and chin.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Detroit, call Gentle Dental of Michigan today at (855) 979-3393  or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Michigan, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Michigan. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I never thought that I can say that about dental office but I love this place
Jerzy K.
Dr Carpenter and his assistants are the best. Im a big big cry baby due to childhood dentist horror and they took care of me. Thanks everyone on today’s visit, Marilyn too!
Antionice H.
I absolutely love this office.
Petrina M.
My first visit to this office went much better than I anticipated, The staff at the front desk were friendly and attentive when I came in,was taken back right away to a examination room where Ronnie […]
Ron R.
Because I always feel like I’ve been treated kindly and compassionately after every visit.
Jennifer L.
Staff was very friendly from the moment I walked in the door. Don, who took my x rays and Dr Oliver were both very polite and attentive Definitely recommend this facility
Ashleigh H.
Fast and good treatment.
Linda S.
I am visiting my family in Richmond (from Nevada) and developed a toothache. My family called Gentle Dental, their dentist, on August 1st and they got me in on August 3rd. I had to have two teeth […]
Mary G.
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! It’s the best to me by far, i recommend everyone to go by and see for yourself!!!! Very kind and highly attentive to any concern dealing with your dental problems and no […]
Tytee M.
Wonderful Staff Highly recommend them!
Vicki A.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Took our appointment right on time.
Luciano P.
Dr. Hanan did an excellent job. A lot of work was done and she her assistant Shanekquah worked diligently, professionally and both very nice. Go Gentle Dental!
S T.
Just how friendly the staff are and how gentle they are when working on your teeth.
Michele S.
Decided to change dentist for my 15yr old son and super pleased i did over all seems like the best decision i made got an appointment right away fixed the problem he had been having in half hr that […]
Elizabeth W.
Nice people , friendly and helpful.
Bill B.
Dental Hygenist. Very friendly and great lady. She doesnt make parients feel judged which was an issue in the past at other dental offices
Justin F.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
Michele C.
Dr Z and my assistant Jakiya were great. They were just as gentle as the name.
Charles S.
Excellent service.
Joyce R.
Very gentle and thoroughly explained all the things going on with my teeth. Itemized all costs and explained why I needed certain services. Created a game plan with me instead of dictated a plan. […]
Angel H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here